Lady’s Mantle

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    Clump-forming perennials with soft, hairy foliage and mounded clusters of ¼ inch green or chartreuse flowers.

    Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady’s Mantle), 6 – 8 inches tall, is a low, delicate plant with deeply lobed leaves edged with silver hair.

    Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s mantle) is about 1 feet tall and is a robust, mounding plant growing from slow-creeping roots. The pale-green, softly hairy foliage is round and deeply pleated; flowers are yellow-green.

    Grow lady’s mantle in rich, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Cut to the ground if the foliage becomes tattered—plants will quickly produce a new set of leaves. These plants will often self-sow.

    Landscape Ideas:

    Place them at the front of the perennial border, along a wall, or edging a walk. The small A. alpina is perfect in rock gardens and containers.

    Plant Characteristics


    4 – 6 inches tall



    Light Exposure

    Full Sun or Half Shade

    Season of Bloom

    Spring, Early Summer

    Hardiness Zones

    3 – 7

    Video Credits: Overdevest Nurseries
    Image Credits: Hans


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